NAVFAC Washington Builds State-of-the-Art Facility

Story Number: NNS120320-12Release Date: 3/20/2012 2:48:00 PM
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By Regina Adams, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Washington Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at Naval Research Lab, Washington D.C. to commemorate the completion of the Laboratory for Autonomous System Research (LASR) March 16.

Dr. John Holden, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy was the guest speaker.

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Washington oversaw the construction of the one-of-a-kind laboratory which provides specialized facilities to support highly innovative research in intelligent autonomy, sensor systems, power and energy systems, human-system interaction, networking and communications and platforms.

"NAVFAC Washington takes great pleasure in being a part of a dynamic team of architects, engineers and scientists in constructing this state-of-the-art building," said Delories King, construction manager for Public Works Department Washington.

The objective of the LASR is to enable continued Navy and Department of Defense scientific leadership in autonomy and to identify opportunities for advances in future Defense technology. LASR will support a broad range of research related to autonomous systems, from basic to applied, and for integrations across different disciplines.

The $17.5 million dollar project was awarded to John C. Grimberg Co., Inc. in September 2009.

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